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I fill the datagrid per code.
Setting the Format "N2" in Code or in Designer doesn´t make any difference.
The problem seems to be that I have NULL in this column too.
I want no display when NULL and and a 2-digit value when not NULL.
Is this possible?

Attempts with CDdec, Math.round don´t fit, because of error with NULL.

What I have tried:

dgvProduktion.Rows.Add(..., dreader("AZmin").ToString() ,...)

CDec and Math.round don´t work with NULL
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Updated 16-Jun-23 2:44am

Wrap the data in a method that handles the formatting.

For example, change:
C#
dreader("AZmin").ToString()

To:
C#
Function FormatData(value As Double?) As String

    If value Is Nothing Then
        Return ""
    End If

    Return value.ToString()

End Function

Where value_type is the filed value type, eg: double, float, decimal, etc...

Then to use:
VB
dgvProduktion.Rows.Add(..., FormatData(dreader("AZmin")) ,...)
 
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C#
dgvProduktion.Rows.Add(..., dreader("AZmin")?.ToString() ,...)
 
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Graeme_Grant 16-Jun-23 6:29am    
Not supported in VB (I think), you will get the following compile error:
BC30487	Operator '?' is not defined for type 'Double'
OriginalGriff 16-Jun-23 6:51am    
You sure?
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/visual-basic/language-reference/operators/null-conditional-operators

I just checked and it works for me:
    Private Sub Button1_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        Dim str As String = Nothing
        If str?.ToString() Is Nothing Then
            Console.WriteLine("Yes")
        Else
            Console.WriteLine("No")
        End If
    End Sub
Graeme_Grant 16-Jun-23 6:58am    
Hmm... .Net Core or .Net Framework. I used .Net Framework as many avoid .Net Core. Also, check my answer below.

His question indicates the value is numeric, not a string, hence the cast ToString. Try this test:
Dim value As Double = Nothing
Console.WriteLine(value?.ToString())
OriginalGriff 16-Jun-23 7:15am    
If it's a Double, it can't contain a null value anyway - it's a value type, not reference.
It would have to be a Double? but that would mean he wouldn't get the problem anyway ... (I think, I've not played with nullable types in VB)
Graeme_Grant 16-Jun-23 7:16am    
Nullable types have very limited support in VB. We are spoilt in C#, especially in .Net Core.
So it works:

Function FormatN2(value As String) As String
    If value = "" Then
        Return ""
    Else
        value = Math.Round(CDec(value), 2)
    End If

    Return value.ToString()
End Function
 
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